In this final tralac Newsletter for 2022, we reflect on a year of upheaval – with the current “multiple crises” in the international economy (including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, climate change and energy developments, and developments in the multilateral trading system), as well as updates on intra-African trade and integration and the AfCFTA negotiations, among other things.
tralac maintains a collection of regional and national trade-related resources and policy documents, including copies of the texts and annexes of regional trade agreements from the African RECs, the AfCFTA, TFTA and African Union.
We also offer resources on Africa’s global trade relations, including the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU, BRICS trade, and Brexit.
tralac promotes active debate on trade law and policy issues in Africa. This involves monitoring trade negotiations, interpretation of agreements, contribution to debates and discussions on trade developments.
Our research is presented in trade briefs, working papers, trade reports and books, among others.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27 closed on 20 November 2022, delivering a package of decisions that reaffirmed their commitment to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The package also strengthened action by countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to the inevitable impacts of climate change, as well as boosting the support of finance, technology and capacity building needed by developing countries.